iMonitor has released a list of best magazine & newspaper iPad apps for 2010. Sanoma Medias apps of Story Magazin (Sanoma Budapest) and Viva HD (Sanoma Uitgevers) were ranked #2 and #3 respectively. The winner was The Sunday Times.

With this excellent score, Sanoma Media is beating global competitors like The Washington Post Co, Pearson, Virgin Group, Time Inc. and Condé Nast.

The list is based on the iMonitor rating system which scores each iPad application based on its design, functionality, and use of rich content.

iMonitor rating system covered more than 1000 media-related iPad apps from more than 40 countries.

Sanoma Media is at the forefront of a converging media landscape. The Division combines the power of hundreds of magazines, online and mobile media, and radio and television channels to create social and economic value for consumers and advertisers. Sanoma Media, realising a leading position in 12 countries across Europe and Russia, was founded on 1 January 2011, when Sanoma Entertainment was merged into Sanoma Magazines, and Sanoma Magazines became Sanoma Media.

Sanoma Media is a part of the Sanoma Group, a strong European media group operating in diverse fields of media in more than 20 countries.